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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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If you are interested in licensing a song for publication, recording, performance, or other, please contact the publisher.

Questions? Contact Anna Canoni at: acanoni(at)woodyguthrie.org

All works by Woody Guthrie are held under U.S. Copyright Law.


PUBLISHER'S CONTACT
Look at the bottom of each lyric page to find the correct publisher.

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Sarah Smith
266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
T: 212-594-9795 x25
E: NorthAmericaLicensing(at)troessexmusic.com
Website


Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
1 Music Circle South, Suite #500
Nashville, TN 37203
E: mechanical(at)bmg.com
E: licensing(at)bmg.com - Synch licenses
Website


Sanga Music Group
(Administered by Bicycle Music)
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600
Website


Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
MGA
(Administered by Universal Music)

2100 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T: (310) 235-4892
E: umpg.songlist(at)umusicpub.com
Website


 

 

My New York City
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie, Additional music by Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar

I am riding on this west end train this grey and rainy day 
I'm looking out my window at a sight so fair to see 
I've walked and rode in rain and sun through Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, 
Seen a billion, jillion faces that are New York town to me. 

CHORUS:
Ride my subway train from here to heaven 
Ride my ferry boat up my muddy river 
Walk our beach sand and our blades of green grass 
My New York City is the town where I found you. 

I can see our black roof housetops shining yonder in the rain 
I see our concrete highway running yonder in the sun 
I see your face there shining where the kids play in the streets 
And in a billion, jillion windows that are New York town to me. 

CHORUS

No matter where this train rolls I look out my window glass 
Your eyes shine in my tree leaves and my buildings that I pass 
I'd give my fame and fortune up to hold your hand today 
And go a billion jillion places that are New York town to me.

CHORUS

I am riding on this west end train this grey and rainy day


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